For Allies

Creating Inclusive Classrooms for Trans* and Gender Expansive Students

A guide from UC Berkeley adapted from Dean Spade’s “Making Classrooms Welcoming for Trans Students”

LGBTQ+ Definitions  

A Glossary from Trans Student Educational Resources. “Terms are always changing in the LGBTQ+ community. This list will be updated as often as possible to keep up with the rapid proliferation of queer and trans language.”

Gender Nation Glossary

As a crowd-sourced glossary of gender identity and sexual orientation terminology, this living document is the first of its kind. It’s filled with 85 terms (and counting) defined by people who identify with the terms themselves, and it was created in partnership with GLAAD, one of the leading LGBTQ advocacy organizations in the country.”

Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful and Supportive

A concise printable resource with definitions and suggestions

Glossary of basic terms and ally checklist

Debunking Myths About Being Genderqueer Video

“CJ Bruce is a genderqueer activist. In this vlog for HuffPost UK, they talk about what it means to be genderqueer, the importance telling the stories of trans and non-binary people, and what LGBT History Month means to them.”

Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom

Sherry Zane, PhD  Magna Faculty Focus

The Path Forward: LGBT Retention and Academic Success

by Shane Windmeyer  Insight into Diversity

Some ways to take roll without reading the students’ first names aloud